Glacier Kings' Nick Novin (left) and Buccaneers' Jackson Robinson vie for the puck along the boards during Tuesday night playoff action in Nanaimo.

Comox Valley Glacier Kings drop playoff opener to Nanaimo Buccaneers

Yetis host Game 3 in best-of-seven series on Saturday, Feb. 27

 

 

 

Three first-period goals in less than three minutes sent the Nanaimo Buccaneers on their way to a 4-2 win over the Comox Valley Glacier Kings, Tuesday night in Nanaimo.

The Yetis fought back to cut the lead to 3-2 with four minutes to go in the third, but the Bucs sealed the deal with an empty netter to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven first round Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League playoff series.

Nanaimo opened the scoring at 4:50 of the first courtesy of first star Nick Gomerich. Nolan Richardson made it 2-0 at 5:44 then second star Hobin Zinck’s power-play goal at 7:10 put the home team up by three.

Sheldon Brett got the G-Kings on the board at 8:50 of the third and Ronnie Wilkie made things interesting when he lit the lamp at 15:49 to cut the lead to one. The Icemen pulled goalie Marcus Gloss but to no avail as Jake Calverley zipped the disc into the empty net at 19:22 to clinch the win.

Nanaimo out-shot the Comox Valley 39-23, with Yetis’ goalie Gloss earning third star honours.

The series resumes tonight (Feb. 25) in Nanaimo. The G-Kings host Game 3 on Saturday, Feb. 27 and  (7:30 p.m. Sports Centre Arena #1) and Game 4 on Tuesday, March 1 (7 p.m. SC1).

Other games, if needed, go March 3 in Nanaimo, March 5 in Courtenay and March 6 in Nanaimo.

 

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